February is my favorite month for many reasons, one of them being Valentine’s Day! It is my favorite holiday. A lot of people ask me why and well it’s simple. I enjoy celebrating love!
It doesn’t have to be couples only. I love so many people in my life and I enjoy celebrating them and our relationships. Lifelong friendships that have lasted my cross country moves, family that is there no matter what, people I have met along my journey that impacted me even if for a short time, new friendships that are growing even in these crazy times, and so much more.
I don’t like when people say it’s just a made up holiday. Well are all these relationships and people you love made up? Absolutely not! Every relationship we have is for a reason, short or long. I am going to do what I can this week to celebrate them all.
You never know what just a simple message can do for someone’s day, week, month, or year! You can impact people with a simple hi, hello, how are you, I miss you, I hope you have a great day, I love you, and so much more. Take this opportunity to focus on all the love in your life no matter where it comes from.
Saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 is so exciting for me. Some people don’t get into the new year and resolutions and I can appreciate that. I have always set more of what I consider goals for the next year, but close enough. I do however want to say that you do NOT have to wait for a new year, new month, new week or a Monday to make a change or start something new! Every minute of every day you have the choice to make a change or stick to something you have already set for yourself. Don’t wait to set some goals or make a positive move in your life!
With that said I am going to share my goals for 2019 with you! Some of them are the same as I had for 2018 and some are new.
- One of my goals is to lead a healthy life style. You will notice I didn’t say “lose weight” Because weight is not the only thing that makes you healthy, we all have different numbers on the scale that make us healthy. I focus more on good food choices, learning about what I am putting in and on my body and staying consistent.
- Financial budgeting and success. It is always important for me to budget and stick to my financial goals. In years past I had set out to pay off my student loans by the time I was 30 and I was able to do that! (So proud of this) I have also paid off my car and we are now able to put that money towards other goals and projects and fun we have in life. I want to continue this great path. I keep a spreadsheet and track every penny I spend. This allows me to see where I can make changes and what needs to be focused on.
- Relationships are my next goal. I want to focus on putting in the best possible effort I can to make all of my relationships positive and the best they can be. Sometimes this can be hard for me when I am not getting the same in return from other people, however I can only control myself and I want to be positive and happy knowing I made the best effort I could.
Those are my 3 focuses for the year. I don’t want to make too many goals/resolutions because I do stick to mine and I want to keep the focus on these 3 things I find important in my life at this time. 2018 was a year of healing and change for us and I am ready to settle in to our lives in McKinney and move forward to establish the life we want. It is going to be hard and we have already faced several challenges in the month and a half we have been here. I am ready for what is to come and I am happy to move forward.
What are your goals or resolutions for 2019?